One of the most common things I hear when I meet with clients who want or need to change their diets is, "but my husband/kids/family will never do this." I have a lot of conversations around giving families (and selves) a chance to try out a healthy, whole foods plant-based diet so that they can see just how delicious and satisfying they can be, and I am thrilled to have a wonderful new tool in my arsenal, in the form of Forks Over Knives Family, an informational cookbook by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD.
I can't remember when I first heard about Esther the Wonder Pig. I remember thinking, 'what a catchy name'! And it is! I never forgot it, and have been following Esther's escapades online for quite some time - hilarious, heart warming, always bringing a bright light to my day. But what I didn't fully realize [...]
A whole foods plant-based diet is coming to be seen by many as the "ultimate" in healthy eating. There is an ever-increasing body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of such a diet, and more and more people are trying it out and feeling great. Social media is loaded with before and after images and stories that [...]
When I first saw Deb Ozarko's new book, Unplug: 26 People Share How They Recharge and Reconnect to Passion, Presence, and Purpose, I was impressed. What a cool idea for a book, I thought. In this world where there is so much to feel worried, even desperate, about, we could all use some inspiration to live our best lives and find our inspiration. But I wasn't prepared for what I found when I opened that book up and started to read.
What better way to learn about the benefits and "how-to's" of a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet than to immerse yourself in the information, the food and the practicalities for a week? To have access to leading health experts in the field? And to do it all in a beautiful, relaxing setting? That's what the Total Health Experience, hosted by Global Roots, coming up this April is all about.
This week on the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club we are featuring Dr. Gabriel Cousens and his two most recent books, Conscious Eating and Conscious Parenting (coauthored by Leah Lynn).These books provide a plethora of information about how to eat and live in a way that will help to optimize all aspects of your health and well being.
No matter how adventurous you are as a new - or veteran - vegan, sometimes you just want some good old comfort food, and that's what Eat Like You Give A Damn, by Herbivore founders, Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten, is all about. This book is full of recipes and photos that will make your [...]
This is a book that is changing people's lives all over the place! The Plant-Based Journey by Lani Muelrath is full of great information and inspiration to become healthier and go plant-based from wherever you are. Lani has a special talent for inspiring people to adopt the best of the plant-based diet and lifestyle, and see the great benefits!
A New York organization that aims to get healthy veg food into schools will soon be holding their Fall Gala, which helps to raise funds for the work they do in schools
We Animals by Jo-Anne McArthur is a brave and powerful book that addresses this very topic. McArthur is the photographer who was featured in the recent film The Ghosts in Our Machine. She travels around the world photographing animals "behind the scenes" and their various relationships (negative and positive) with humans. Her photographs are achingly beautiful, disturbing and thought provoking, as is the commentary she provides alongside each one.